Family Sociologists

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Key Concepts:

Nuclear families: The nuclear family consists of two generations, parents and children. The adults are responsible for the children who are theirs or adopted. 

Extended families: An extended family contains kin beyond the nuclear family. This could be through vertical extensions with additional family members from a third generation, such as grandparents, or through horizontal extensions with e.g. a wife's sister. 

Households: A household is a dwelling where one or more persons live. 


Family size: The average family size in the UK has decreased during the…




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